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OMO

VALLEY RESEARCH PROJECT

OVRP AT A GLANCE

The Omo Valley Research project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. We promote collaborative, positive sum research into the cultures of the Omo Valley and support the education and health of its people. We strive to contribute to the training of young Ethiopian scholars through scholarships and mentorship, develop collaborations with local researchers and institutions, and offer applied benefits to organizations and communities. Read more about our charitable and scientific programs below

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Capacity Building & Support

We provide small grants and awards to students in the Omo Valley, many of whom would be otherwise unable to continue their education. We also support the training of future Ethiopian scholars through opportunities for participation in our research projects, mentorship of their projects, and involvement with local universities and research centers. As a research partner, we strive to foster longterm relationships with the communities we work with. By better understanding their lifeways and priorities, we work to be a meaningful ally in supporting their goals.

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Science

Comparative & longitudinal research

We are creating new paths in interdisciplinary science by building a multi-population, longitudinal database designed to address outstanding questions in social and health science. Our methods typically involve a combination of network analysis, remote sensing, experimental paradigms, and participant observation. 

Contact Us

Get in touch with The Omo Valley Research Project to learn more about our work and how you can get involved in our scientific and outreach efforts.

info@omovalleyresearchproject.org